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October
01-03-2011, 8:33 AM
I have a W 1917 .30-06 that I got years ago from my parents. Thought I was getting into hunting but never did and this rifle has been lying around since then. I believe they got it at a pawn shop so its a little weathered. Bottom of the forearm part of the stock is scuffed, but the gun overall is in decent condition and fired perfectly fine. Comes with Weever scope mount and a tasco (3x9x40 I think).

I have no clue what to price this thing at. Any suggestions?

*only photo I have right now http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9281/im000719y.jpg)

shafferds
01-03-2011, 3:42 PM
Check gunbroker or other gun auctions sites - all comes down to condition.

October
01-03-2011, 3:51 PM
Check gunbroker or other gun auctions sites - all comes down to condition.

I tried.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.aspx

Seems like the only 1917 is the enfield, which mine is not.

SVT-40
01-03-2011, 4:21 PM
Price of a heavily sporterized 1917 runs around $200 plus or minus $100 . Zero collectibility due to the sporter job. If it's still a good accurate shooter it would be valued according to it's accuracy and bore condition.

CEDaytonaRydr
01-03-2011, 4:28 PM
I tried.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.aspx (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/SearchResults.aspx)

Seems like the only 1917 is the enfield, which mine is not.

Yours is actually an American Enfield model 1917 made by Winchester.

It would be worth slightly more than a Remington or Eddystone of similar make. However, it's been sporterized (which is a shame) but it might still be okay. Then end of the barrel is not visible. Has the front sight been clipped, or is it still attached?

In it's current condition, you could probably sell it "today" for $450-$600. Those receivers are pretty rare. If you bring it back to original configuration, you could get somewhere between $600-$1000, if the finish is good and the bore is nice...

I'd have to see it in person to give you a better estimate but that's not a very common rifle you have. I'd keep it, IIWY...

Argonaut
01-03-2011, 4:36 PM
I have been watching these the last year or so, Saw 2 a lot like yours at a shop a couple of weeks ago for 275.00 They both had cheep scopes and replacement stocks like yours. They are great rifles but under valued when modified. The rear sights have been milled off from yours as well ( a common modification) , it will never be restored to original military configuration.

CEDaytonaRydr
01-03-2011, 4:53 PM
The rear sights have been milled off from yours as well ( a common modification) , it will never be restored to original military configuration.

I missed that. He's right. That's a bad thing....

October
01-03-2011, 5:32 PM
ugh thats what I thought. So I would be lucky if I got 100 out of it?

Argonaut
01-03-2011, 5:40 PM
It is worth more than that...........

SVT-40
01-03-2011, 7:31 PM
Why sell it? It's still is a reliable hunting rifle and general shooting and plinking rifle.. You could not replace it for the money you would receive by selling it.

In the years to come your tastes will change and you could hunt with it. If you keep it there is no cost to you.

CEDaytonaRydr
01-03-2011, 8:38 PM
Why sell it? It's still is a reliable hunting rifle and general shooting and plinking rifle.. You could not replace it for the money you would receive by selling it.

In the years to come your tastes will change and you could hunt with it. If you keep it there is no cost to you.

I agree...

Plus, it's a strong action and .30-06 is readily available everywhere. Keep it... ;)

TRICKSTER
01-03-2011, 9:27 PM
Looks like the trigger guard has also been sporterized / straightened.
Keep it if its a good shooter, if you sell it you may get around $200.

October
01-04-2011, 7:34 AM
decided to sell it. putting the money towards a rem 700. Thanks for the replies